10 Jan 2022

Cyberattackers Hit Data of 80K Fertility Patients

Attackers were able to steal data pertaining to almost 80,000 patients of Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) after a data breach was detected on February 1 of last year. Although the fertility centers’ security measures were able to safeguard electronic medical records, the attackers were still able to access highly

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10 Jan 2022

Indian Patchwork hacking group infects itself with remote access Trojan

A group named Patchwork by Malwarebytes has been exposed after it accidentally infected its own development environment with a remote access Trojan (RAT). The group has been traced back to India and is also known by the names Hangover Group, Dropping Elephant, Chinastrats, and Monsoon. The group has been active

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10 Jan 2022

Cyber criminals are mailing out USB drives that install ransomware

According to the FBI, a cybercrime group has been attempting to compromise devices via thumb drives. The malicious group has been mailing out USB thumb drives, hoping that recipients will fall for the trick and plug them into their devices, effectively installing ransomware on their networks. The drives reportedly contain

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06 Jan 2022

Crypto Firm Pulls the Rug from Under Investors with $10m Scam

Arbix Finance, a seemingly securely vetted cryptocurrency firm, appears to have scammed its customers and investors out of millions after its developers made off with the deposited funds. The company was a yield farming firm previously audited by decentralized finance (DeFi) actor CertiK. CertiK tweeted earlier this week confirming the

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06 Jan 2022

Kazakhstan leaders shut down Internet amid gas price protests

Internet service in Kazakhstan was disabled this week after thousands took to the streets to protest a steep rise in gas prices. Although the internet was partially restored on Wednesday, Netblocks and Cloudflare reported evidence of significant disruption. The two security companies reported that they observed internet shutdowns in the

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06 Jan 2022

NY AG notifies 17 companies of breaches, says 1.1 million accounts compromised in attacks

The New York Attorney General Letitia James has notified seventeen different companies of cyberattacks that compromised user information. The attacks were discovered during an investigation into credential stuffing, and more than one million customer accounts were compromised. James reported that the attacks were previously undetected. The businesses included well-known online

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05 Jan 2022

Data Skimmer Hits 100+ Sotheby’s Real-Estate Websites

A data-skimming attack has hit over 100 Sotheby’s real estate websites in a supply chain attack abusing a weaponized cloud video player. According to Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 division, all of the compromised sites belonged to Sotheby’s and no other companies were impacted. The sites imported the same video

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05 Jan 2022

Services Australia brushes off vulnerability concerns in COVID-19 digital certificates

Services Australia has received criticism due to its lack of concern over security risks in Covid-19 digital certificates. The company was grilled by senators in Australia’s federal Budget Estimates last year over various initiatives such as the Covid-19 digital certificate rollout and the bungled robo-debt scheme. According to senators, there

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05 Jan 2022

Purple Fox rootkit discovered in malicious Telegram installers

The Minerva Labs cybersecurity team released a report earlier this week regarding the Purple Fox rootkit and its distribution via fake Telegram installers online. Working with MalwareHunterTeam, the cybersecurity forces stated that Purple Fox is being disguised through a file named Telegram Desktop.exe. The infection process has made the malware

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04 Jan 2022

Portugal Media Giant Impresa Crippled by Ransomware Attack

Impresa, a Portuguese media giant that owns the largest television station and newspaper in Portugal, was crippled by a ransomware attack in the first hours of 2022. The websites of the company and the Expresso newspaper, as well as all of its TV channels, remained offline on Tuesday due to

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